Ariana Madix on Where She Stands With Scheana After Her BravoCon Hangout With Sandoval, Talks Regrets,Wildest “Scandoval” Rumor, and Marriage, Plus Boyfriend Daniel

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Ariana Madix on Where She Stands With Scheana After Her BravoCon Hangout With Sandoval, Talks Regrets,Wildest "Scandoval" Rumor, and Marriage, Plus Boyfriend Daniel

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Ariana Madix is opening up about her relationship with Scheana Shay following Scheana’s admission regarding the time she spent with Ariana’s cheating ex-boyfriend, Tom Sandoval, at BravoCon.

After Scheana, 38, admitted to hanging out with Sandoval, 40, but insisted she confronted him about the things he’d said about Ariana, 38, amid their time together, Ariana revealed if they’ve spoken since, offered an update on her thoughts on marriage, and revealed she nearly turned down the opportunity to appear on Vanderpump Rules.

“I was dating someone at the time who told me that reality TV and anybody who’s involved with it is disgusting. I’m glad that I not only got over that guy but got over all of that,” Ariana revealed on Access Hollywood‘s Golf Cart Confessions.

As for what changed her mind, it was her acting teacher.

“She actually said, ‘You have an opportunity in front of you. You never know when an opportunity like this will ever happen again. Until you have Martin Scorsese knocking at your door, you gotta take the opportunities that are in front of you,'” Ariana recalled.

Looking back at her time on Pump Rules, Ariana said that while she’s questioned her decision to appear on the show at times, it’s been worth it in the end.

“There’s been moments where I’ve been like, ‘What did I get myself into? Am I meant for this? Can I handle not just criticism, but sometimes this downright trolling that happens?’ But I think at the end of the day it’s all worth it because as I got to meet people who are fans of the show and connect with people and realize that my story was similar to their story and we were able to make this relationship together, that’s what made me be like, ‘You know what? It’s all worth it,'” she revealed.

Moving on to her dating life, Ariana named Andre 3000 as her celebrity crush and said that “it depends” when asked if she’d ever date a celebrity.

As Pump Rules fans well know, Ariana is currently committed, having stuck up a romance with Daniel in April, weeks after her messy split from Sandoval, who was caught cheating on her with Rachel “Raquel” Leviss, 29, in March.

“I didn’t think about it that much,” Ariana said of her mindset going into the new romance. “I was like, ‘I am such a careful, anxious, and like overly cautious person and that’s what got me to where I was before.’ So part of me was like, ‘Caution to the wind.'”

“Also, it helps that all of my longest friends from 20 years ago are also his longest friends from 20 years ago. I know exactly what’s up,” she added.

As Ariana and Daniel continue their long-distance relationship, with her in Los Angeles and him in New York City, Ariana said she appreciates their time apart.

“You’re able to have time away and time to evaluate and process. It’s a lot less intense that way but you are able to just have really amazing times together when you are together,” she explained.

Then, when asked if she’s in love, a blusing Ariana said, “I don’t know.”

“I’m going where the good is. And someone who’s supportive and positive and brings good to my life, I’m gonna keep them around,” she clarified.

In recent years, Ariana has said that she’s not interested in getting married or having children. But these days, she seems to be open to the idea of marriage — at least from a legal standpoint.

“It’s less about the marriage part [that I’m not into]. It’s all of the wedding and the festivities,” she clarified. “I would want it to be just about me and the other person.”

Also during her appearance on Golf Cart Confessionals, Ariana said the wildest thing she heard about “Scandoval” was that it was “staged” to promote her sandwich shop and noted that she wore her “revenge dress” to “feel strong.”

During another interview with Access Hollywood, Ariana looked back on her latest performance on Dancing With the Stars, saying she was “thrilled” to perform to Britney Spears’ Music

“If there’s gonna be a music video night, there has to be Britney and if anyone’s gonna do Britney, I would fight somebody to do Britney,” she laughed. “I wanted to make sure that when this dance lives on, on the internet or whatever, if Britney ever saw it, that she would be proud of her fan girl right here.”

Following the dance, Ariana received a 10 from guest judge Paula Abdul, who Ariana described as an “icon.”

Ariana was then asked if she’d spoken to Scheana since she admitted to spending time with Sandoval at BravoCon after-party last weekend.

“I have [talked to her]. We’re good,” Ariana confirmed.

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